To Specify Global Relations for Steps
1. Click Tools > Global Relations. The Relations dialog box opens.
2. Type a relation in the text box and press ENTER. You can type multiple relations by pressing ENTER after specifying each one. Use the following tools to add a relation:
To insert a dimension, geometric tolerance, or surface finish, click it in the graphics window.
If dimensions are not displayed, double-click a feature to show its dimensions.
To insert a function, click .
To insert an operator, click an operator listed on the left toolbar of the dialog box.
To insert a parameter from a list of existing parameters, click .
The name of a parameter, variable, or symbol cannot contain more than 31 characters.
3. To specify if the relation should be evaluated in regular order or after a regeneration, select Initial or Post Regeneration respectively from the list.
4. If required, you can verify the validity of the relations you have specified by clicking .
5. Under Applicability, select the applicability of the relation in the process table.
You can apply a parameter to All Steps, All Operations, All Workcells, All Fixtures,All Assembly Steps, and All Rows. The applicability of a global relation is the same as the applicability of the driven parameters. For example, consider a global parameter “a” with applicability set as All Operations. If you create a relation using this global parameter, the relation is also applicable only to all the operations.
6. Modify the parameter details, if required.
To accept the relations, click OK or to start over, click Reset.